Bold watercolouring with gold embossing

simon says stamp

Hi

I wanted to pull out my gansai tambi paints and use a different colour palate than I would normally gravitate to.  I gold heat embossed leaves from Simon Says Stamp Spring Leaves set.  The sentiment is an older one but oh so lovely, by clearly besotted, gold embossed on vellum, backed with black card and covered with clear wink of stella.

This card is entered into the following challenges:

SSSflickrchallenge 83 – thankful

Addicted to Stamps and More– make your mark

 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – monochrome

Happy little stampers watercolour – optional twist gold

Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers gold wedding card by Rachel Vass

Gold watercolour wedding card using Simon Says Stamp

simon says stamp, watercolour

Hey lovelies.

I have made lots of cards with the fabulous spring flowers set by Simon Says Stamp and I’m still not fed up of it.  Hope you are still enjoying the cards too!

Today’s card combined some of my favourite techniques – heat embossing and then watercolouring with the gold and pearlescent colours from my gansai tambi paints.  I die cut my new spellbinders nest-abilities basic hearts in gold and white paper, used my mini Misti to stamp all the sentiments and then assembled the card.  The sentiments are by Mama Elephant. (Links below)

Don’t you just love the pearlescent shimmeryness on those flowers!

Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers gold wedding card by Rachel Vass 2

Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers gold wedding card by Rachel Vass

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge 63 – Favourite Technique
Simon Says Stamp January Work It Wednesday – Make something new (the heart dies are new to me)

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Simon Says Clear Stamps SPRING FLOWERS SSS101595Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 COLOR SETS4-136 Spellbinders Nestabilities CLASSIC HEART 6 DiesRanger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE WHITE EPJ36678Hero Arts EMBOSS GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER PW100Mama Elephant Clear Stamp HAPPY EVERYTHING Set Mama Elephant Clear Stamp LABELED MESSAGES Pentel AQUASH BRUSH 3 PACK Fine Medium Bold 25104We R Memory Keepers CROPADILE Punch KIT Eyelet Setter Kit 70908

SSS fall leaves card

simon says stamp, watercolour

Today’s card is simple but I really love the autumn (fall) colours.  The leaves are beginning to change here in North East Scotland and just look beautiful.

I embossed my sentiment and leaf images with SSS rose gold embossing powder which has a lovely coppery look and then watercoloured using my gansai tambi paints.  The sentiment has a embossed frame using a stitched rectangle die, I love the effect.

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I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge 54 – Capture the colours of Fall
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SSS Monday Challenge – Powder Power

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MFT forest friends watercolour card

My Favorite Things, watercolour

Hi everyone, hope your having a great week?

Today’s card is a simple watercolour card using heat embossing and my MFT forest friends set. Hope you like it.

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I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Seven Hills Crafts challenge – based on this sketch:

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Addicted to Stamps and more challenge 212 – Make your mark

wow embossing powder challenge – anything goes

Marker Pop Challenge #103: Watercolor

Altenew, watercolour

The current Bi-Weekly challenge at Marker Pop is Watercolor.

I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints along with the Altenew Coffee Love set to create this autumny card.  I used rose gold embossing powder which has a lovely coppery going to it to heat emboss the images – the second pic below really shows how it catches the light.  I love it.  My misti was invaluable too so I could lay out all my stamps and sentiment and ink them all up at once and them stay straight, it’s just brilliant, I used to waste so much ink and paper.

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I also made this card with the layout of the current Seven Hills Crafts Blog challenge in mind:

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Metallic watercolouring with Simon Says Stamp

simon says stamp, watercolour

For the last couple of days of the daily marker 30 day challenge I used my metallic paints in my kuretake gansai tambi set to colour these beautiful spring flowers by Simon says stamp on black cardstock. I only used a little water and so I didn’t need to worry about warping.

I entered both these cards into the Simon says Stamp Flickr challenge #50 – anything goes and this first card was in the Simon Wednesday Challenge – anything goes image

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Second card:

This second card is going into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Fabulous Floral

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